Fish On! With Denver's Mississippi River Guide Service!

Mississippi River & St. Croix River Fishing Guide Denver McKinnon. Over 38 years of experience!

Denver has been fishing the Mississippi River system for over 38 years. With a lot of experience on the river, Denver feels that guiding is the best way to pass on the Mississippi River and St. Croix river knowledge he has gained over the years.

Whether interested in bring home fish for dinner or looking for a trophy, Denver will do his best to provide you with a happy and exciting day. You can choose the target species between Walleyes, Sauger, and Crappie. The techniques you learn with Denver will help you when you are out on your own on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Denver guides on the Pool 2 (St. Paul), Pool 3 (Hastings), and Pool 4 (Red Wing) of the Mississipi River. He also guides on the St. Croix from Hudson all the down to Hastings. Book a trip today with Denver's guide Service, and let your Mississippi or St. Croix River fishing adventure begin!

Check out Denver's recent Mississippi River fishing reports. He adds a report almost each time he is out, so check back often to see what the fish are up to! Also, take a look at his Mississippi River trip logs to see stories from his client trips and testimonials!

"Thanks again so much for a great day fishing. My dad and I had a great time. Good luck with the softball in Mankato and drive safe." - Matt (Red Wing trip 09/23/11)

The river is an amazing fishery

Let's start out by saying it is freaking hot outside for September.    Now with that being said the Walleye's , saugers and crappies are not disappointing me so far for late summer.   

Over the last couple weeks I have started to chase some crappies during my guide trips for Walleye's.  It give a person a break for doing the same thing all day.  And the crappies are starting to heat up and the size is amazing of these crappies.   The crappies are suspended in several areas I have been fishing.  Figuring out what deity has been the key to putting them into the livewell.  But keep this in mind the Walleye's are also putting in the feed bag in early fall.   

I have had the pleasure of sharing my vessel with the following folks the last week or so.

JD and his father Don.  A great father son outing with some good laughs and some really nice Walleye's to take home to eat for dinner.  Don good luck with the softball game in Florida!!!!!

.next I have Diane, Dick and Jim.  These folks were from Spokane and am glad they chose me to take out on the mighty Mississippi River.  I'm sure glad these two gentlemen finally got into some Walleye's because Diane was putting in a clinic to start our outing. 

Then I had a two day trip with Kyle, Scott and Richard.  These three gentlemen were an absolute blast for two days even if he first day the rains never stopped the Walleye's kept us busy enough to keep it off our minds.   Great time guys see you next year.   

Water depths I've been fishing are ranging from 7-18 ft.   There really is not a certain depth in the to concentrate in it seems the fish are spread out in these areas.   Water temperature has been up and down like the air temperatures as of late.  Clarity is very good right now.  

Good luck out there Guys and Gals !!!!!!!!

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